Thursday, 10 October 2013

Project activities (year 2012-2013)

This is a snapshot of the project activities accomplished by the pupils and teachers from Primary School Zitnjak during the first school year 2012-2013.
The presentation was done by Ivana Cale.

Project activities (year 2011-2012)

This is a snapshot of the project activities accomplished by the pupils and teachers from Primary School Zitnjak during the first school year 2011-2012.
The presentation was done by Ivana Cale.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Grammar powerpoints

by: Ivana Cale

                                          Ppt: by Ivana Cale
                                          Song: by pupil Nika Adamović (class 8b)

Dissemination activities

The project Join Hands and Hug Europe was presented to a large number of English teachers by project coordinator Ivana Cale:
  • at Primary School Granesina on September 24,2013
  • at HUPE meeting (Zagreb branch) on September 27
  •  at Primary School Jordanovac on October 1

  •  at Primary School M.Gubec on October 3

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Children's rights

Barbora Hejtmankova, English Teacher of Základní škola Bělá pod Pradědem /Czech Republic

Survey Results (school year 2012/13)

Teachers, Students, Parents Survey Results - May 2013

Barbora Hejtmankova, English Teacher of Základní škola Bělá pod Pradědem /Czech Republic


Students from the 8th grade prepared a video about role of mediator.

Barbora Hejtmankova, English Teacher of Základní škola Bělá pod Pradědem /Czech Republic

Saturday, 28 September 2013



1. What is the capital city of Turkey?

2. What is the population of Turkey?

3. What is the area of Turkey?

4. What was the name of the founder and the first president of the Republic         of Turkey?

5. What is the highest mountain in Turkey?

6. What are the names of neighbouring countries of Turkey?

7. How many regions are there in Turkey?

8. What are the  two colours of Turkish flag?

9. What is the currency of Turkey?

10. What is the name of the Turkish footballer who plays in Atletico Madrid?

11. In Europe, Sertab ERENER is the best known for winning the Eurovision             Song Contest 2003 with her  song “………………………………………”

12. What is the bridge that connect Europe and Asia in İstanbul?

13. Which Temple is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,         at EPHESUS?

14. What is the biggest lake in Turkey?

15. Give the names of three largest cities in Turkey?

National Parks of Turkey

This presentation about  National Parks of Turkey is prepared by Dilek Atay, English teacher.
If you want to learn some more information, please visit the website of General Directorate of Nature Conservation and Natural Parks.

Top Destinations Of Turkey

This guide about Turkey is prepared by Dilek Atay, English teacher. It is just a little selection from numbers of beauties in Turkey. 

Let's finish the story

Stribor’s Forest ( changed end)

Rory’s mother didn’t accept to have  a perfect life and she chose to live alone in her old house.  Samantha and Rory went back to their village and next year they had a baby . When she was 20 , she married . she was very cruel like her mother  She behaved terribly to her mother and father. Rory understood his mistake and decided to look for his mother . Ten days later ,he found his mother and he said that he was so sorry and he wanted to be forgiven by his mother . His mother forgave him . They lived together happily ever after ….


Italian - Turkish Dictionary

Our students from Turkey wanted to study Italian with Turkish in order to understand better. They love Italian very much and enjoyed doing this dictionary. From 6th grade, Berfin Önel and Sıla Temel prepared the dictionary. They are assisted by Dilek Atay, English teacher.  

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Traditional and Modern Musıc

Our 2nd and 4th grade students performed their songs and show during the last meeting in Turkey.

Traditional And Modern Music

Our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students studied some Turkish and English songs and they performed their songs and show at the night that our European guests came to Turkey.

Turkish Cuisine


Video guide of "Kısır" by 6th grade students


Video guide of "Menemen" by 6th grade students


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Video realized by Primary school pupils, on 20th November 2012 "Childrens' rights Day" 
Ist.Scolastica Autonoma 11
Vezzano Ligure

The sports: video realized by Secondary school
Ist.Scolastica Autonoma 11
Vezzano Ligure

Friday, 13 September 2013

Lesson Plan For Peace And Tolerance - Mevlana

CLASS:8 th Grades
DURATION:40+40=80 min.
OVERALL  OBJECTIVES : By the end of the lesson ,students will learn who Mevlana is .
                                         To enjoy the lesson .
BEHAVIOURAL  OBJECTIVES:  To read and write the sentences according to the level.
                                                  To learn some new words.
                                               To use the target language ( English )most of the time .
                                                 To take pleasure from learning English .
MATERIALS : projector ,computer ,blackboard , pictures.
WARM UP / REVIEW (5 min. ) : Greet the students .
                                                Engaging  the  students  in a warm up activity .
                                             Ask them what we did at the last lesson .
INTRODUCE  THE  TOPIC : Today  we  are  going  to  learn  Mevlana’s  Life .
1.       Ask some questions about Mevlana .
Do you know Mevlana ?
 What  do you know about  Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi ?
               For example : Have you ever heard these sayings ?
 Examples :’’ Either be as you seem or seem as you are .’’
‘’A person who looks for perfection in his friends ends up friendless.’’
‘’A candle doesn’t loose its light ,by enlightening another candle .’’                        
2.Read the text to the students .
3.Read the text again and ask the following comprehension questions :
A)Which century  did Mevlana live in ?
B)Was Mevlana a Muslim ?
C)What did Pope John 23. write about Mevlana in 1958 ?
D)When did Mevlana die ?
4.Have the class practice the text several times ,repeating each sentence after the teacher .
5.Have the students read the text and ask if there are any words do not know .If so , discuss the meaning.
1.Students try to do some questions about the text.
2.Students  ask some words to each other .
3.Students write a summary about the text .
CLOSURE : Summarizing the lesson shortly .’’ Today , what did you learn in today’s lesson ? ‘’
FEEDBACK : Give homework to the students .( Preparing a poster about Mevlana’s Life and some Sayings  of Mevlana )
Say to them well done , very good and thank to them for their participation.

Prepared by Aylin AYDIN, English Teacher from Turkey

Thursday, 12 September 2013



During this summer period two teachers from our school, Rossinelli Manuela e Cantoni Roberta, have spent one month, in Burundi to work as volunteers in the local orhanotrophy of Mabayi. Burundi has only recently came out from civil war and land still shows scars of violence. Children don't have anything, neither food nor a shelt and yet they smile and pray God to thank him. Our teachers lived a wonderful experience, working and playing with these unique children who returned them with love and affection.

 In the community there are about 42 children, who have the "luck" of a hot meal and a roof above their head. Still more than 200 children join the community during the day to have school and one meal. Most of them are orphans and some of them are seriously sick. In Burundi  AIDS, colera, malaria are the most common and spread diseases and water itself represents a danger for all, because it's not pure.

"Thanks to every child for their happiness and love.
May your dreams will become true"

Manuela e Roberta

Mabayi, 20th July- 18th August 2013



Olive Oil: 2-3 table spoon (tsp)
Red, Yellow, Green,Orange Peppers :1 or 2 each. deseeded and sliced into thin long strips 
Onion: 1 large sliced thin long.
Garlic: 2-4 cloves sliced thin
Tomatoes: 2-3 large
Oregano: 2-3 as per taste
Sugar: 2-3 tsp
Salt & pepper : as per taste
Fresh Basil: few torn coarsely
Lemon Juice: as per taste


Heat oil in a deep wide pan and while it becomes smoking hot add in onions.
Add in a little salt and sautè for 2-3 minutes until the onions change colour and start to brown.
Add the peppers and saute for another 5-6 minutes till they become al-dente - cooked yet crunchy.
Add garlic, sautè till it softens.
Add the sugar and oregano and adjust the salt. 
Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for another one minute.
Remove from heat and add in the basil and black pepper. 

Serve by drizzling lemon juice as a side along with bread or as itself.

Genoese Pasta


Potatoes: cubed/cut into bite sized pieces
Green beans: chopped into half or smaller pieces.
Water: as needed to cook the pasta and the veggies.

Pesto: quantity as you like
Garlic cloves
Pine nuts
Parmesan Cheese
Extra Virgin Olive oil

Salt & Pepper :as per taste


Pesto: Blend all the ingredients together to get a coarse paste as the pesto should not be too smooth.

Pasta: Boil water in a deep vessel adding enough salt.
Add the cubed/chopped potatoes and cook till they are tender.
Remove from the vessel.
Add pasta in the same water and cook till “al dente” .
Add the trimmed green beans in the last 4- 5 minutes till they are just cooked.

Drain the water away saving 1 cup or so.
Toss the pasta and the beans and potatoes with the pesto adding water if needed to get your consistency.
Serve optionally topped with more grated parmesan and pepper and salt.

Simple fuss free pasta with comforting potatoes and crunchy beans with the refreshing pesto.
Make sure you do not overcook the beans.



Espresso coffee: 2 cups
Eggs: 4 large
Pinch of salt
Sugar: 4 tablespoons
Mascarpone cheese cream: 250 gr.

Savoiardi (usually 48 cookies)
15 cookies x 2 surface 8 for the third finishing layer...and last 10 cookies (split) for edge decor

Bittersweet chocolate shavings, for garnish (200 gr)
Slivered almonds
for garnish (85gr.)

About 1 hour ahead of time, take out the mascarpone cheese and eggs out of the cold.
Set aside.
Make coffee
Give it a chance to properly cool off.
Pour coffee into a shallow dish measuring at least the length of your cookie.
Set aside.

In a
medium bowl...beat the egg whites and pinch of salt until you get slightly soft peaks.  Continue beating while adding half the quantity of sugar until stiff peaks have been realized.
Set aside.

n a large bowl... start combining the egg yolks and remaining sugar.
Beat them together right away until a thick creamy pale consistency is achieved.
Add the mascarpone and continue to beat the mix until smooth consistency.
Now, with a spatula...gently fold the meringue mix into the CREAM mix.
Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Get the chocolate shaved or grated and set aside.

Prepare the platter of your choice and figure out the layout as well as pre-distributing the first layer of cookies to facilitate the initial part of the assembly.
You'll probably need to break some in half in order to fit the complete surface.
This will avoid any surprises while in the midst of having soaked cookies on hand. 

Roasted Oven Stuffed Chicken


Oven stuffed chicken
Handful of Italian parsley - chopped
5 cloves of garlic – chopped
1- Tablespoon of capers – plus tablespoon of caper juice
1 cup of pepper and sea salt croutons – crushed coarsely (or your preferred flavour)
¼ cup of olive oil

Rub for top of skin:

¼ cup of olive oil
Dashes of paprika
Dash o f chili powder
1 tsp of dried oregano

Preheat oven to 350
Wash chiecken inside and out and pat dry.
Combine all of the ingredients for the stuffing and mix well.
Gently separate the skin from the meat of the chicken and stuff the mixture under the skin.
Combine the ingredients for the rub and smooth the rub all over the skin of the chicken.
Place in a baking dish and bake until the skin is golden and the juices run clear.
About 15-20 minutes per pound.

Minestrone Soup


Olive oil
Garlic, minced
Chicken stock, heated

Italian style vegetables, fresh or frozen (see note above)
Pinto beans, cooked, rinsed and drained
Roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
Tubetti or other small tubular pasta
Italian seasoning
Parmesan cheese, fresh grated
To taste
Salt and white pepper

Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium high heat and sauté the garlic for a minute or until lightly browned.
Add the chicken stock, vegetables, beans, tomatoes, pasta, and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
Season to taste with salt and white pepper

Ladle into individual serving bowls and sprinkle with the fresh grated parmesan cheese, about ½ a tablespoon in each bowl.

Recipes written by 6th class pupils, under the supervision of Rossinelli Manuela.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Realized by 6th class pupils: Luigi De Nobili, Federica Innusa, Camilla Ferrari, Alessio Bonamino
Under the supervison of Rossinelli Manuela
Ist.Comprensivo di Vezzano Ligure

Realized by pupils, under the supervision of Rossinelli Manuela
Ist.Comprensivo Vezzano Ligure